🚨 COVID-19: Barcelona confirm one positive test ahead of Bayern Munich tie
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🚨 COVID-19: Barcelona confirm one positive test ahead of Bayern Munich tie

Laliga giants FC Barcelona have confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich.

The club, however, was quick to inform the public that the affected person was not a member of the first-team squad that will travel to Lisbon on Thursday.

The player is one of nine senior players currently separate from the first-team squad available for the Champions League last eight.

Those nine returned to the club's training ground on Tuesday for testing ahead of beginning pre-season on Wednesday, having either been signed by the club or having returned from loan spells elsewhere.

In a statement, Barca said: "After the PCR tests carried out yesterday Tuesday afternoon to the group of nine players who today have to start pre-season, one of them has tested positive for Covid-19.

"The affected person is asymptomatic, is in good health and is isolated at home.

"The club has informed the competent sports and health authorities. In addition, all the people who had contact with the player have been traced to carry out the corresponding PCR tests.

"The player has not been in contact with the members of the first team who plan to travel to Lisbon tomorrow Thursday."

The nine players who undertook tests on Tuesday include new £27million signing Francisco Trincão who joined from Braga, Matheus Fernandes, Jean-Clair Todibo, Moussa Wagué, Carles Aleñá, Rafinha, Miranda and Oriol Busquets.

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